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Woolhampton, West Berkshire

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Woolhampton, West Berkshire

Woolhampton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. The village is situated on the London to Bath (A4) road between the towns of Reading (8 miles) and Newbury (6 miles). The village lies on the northern edge of the flat flood plain of the River Kennet, with the Berkshire Downs rising above the village to the north. Besides the A4 road, both the Reading to Taunton railway line and the Kennet and Avon Canal also pass through the village.
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU5766
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
 

Other names by which Woolhampton, West Berkshire has been known in the past

Ollavintone

Woolhampton, West Berkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Woolhampton, par. and vil., Berks, in S. of co.- par., 719 ac., pop. 493; vil., 7 miles E. of Newbury; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is Woolhampton House, seat.

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